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Edited by AlphaC - 10/27/17 at 7:48pm
In overclocking mode, constant 3.95 GHz was set for all cores, including the active SMT (with C’n’Q off). Although this frequency does not hit the limits of the processor, it will be possible to operate with it also on cheaper boards, which makes it easier to compare models from all categories. The Vcore CPU was tuned to the lowest possible value, which makes the process stable even at high load. Vcore SOC was manually regulated to fixed 1.1 V, other settings (including LLC) were left in “auto” mode.
We simulated the burn in IntelBurnTest (12 GB) for 15 minutes. In the first chapter, you can find the results from the internal chipset sensor and VRM. The second sensor, however, is not included in all boards, so this value will often be missing in the results. We captured the image of the heat around the socket with the thermal imager Fluke Ti125. Specifically, the maximum surface temperature of the coil casing, the MOSFET heatsink, and also the MOSFET casing (with heatsink removed, but for safety reasons, we did not include these measurements in overclocking mode). Through thermalvision, it is easy to see the temperature of MOSFETs and how efficient their coolers are. We put a strip of a thin paper tape on them before taking the pictures to ensure that the thermal imager reads temperatures from the same surface – eliminating distortions caused by combinations of different materials.